Bridging the Research-to-practice Gap in Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

January 9, 2017

 

Across the past decade, the juvenile justice community has been shifting its thinking from being “tough on crime” to being “smart on crime.” This change has been largely attributed to an enhanced understanding of both youth development and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce recidivism and promote positive outcomes for youth. In fact, in 2013 the National Research Council concluded that:
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